Criminality Disclosures

There are three main types of criminality checks within the UK. We offer all three checks being Basic, Standard and Enhanced criminality checks – each level provides a different level of disclosure,assurance and eligibility. If you’re not sure which Criminality check applies to your organisation please call one of our advisor’s  08450 217 634.

 

Criminality Price Sheet

Basic Criminality Checks (through Disclosure Scotland)

Basic Criminality are available for all types of employment and voluntary positions (except for those covered by the Standard and Enhanced DBS). A Basic Criminality check reveals unspent convictions held on the Police National Computer. Basic CRB checks are not job-specific and are available for all UK residents.

Standard Criminality Checks (through DBS)

Standard Criminality checks reveal spent and unspent convictions, warnings held on the Police National Computer, cautions, and reprimands. Standard Criminality checks are not issued to people working with children or vulnerable adults. If an applicant does not meet the criteria for an Enhanced Criminality checks then they can only have a Basic Criminality check. Standard Criminality checks are now for FCA Approved persons, solicitors and those who handle explosives.

Note: Individuals and the self-employed cannot apply for a check directly to the DBS. DBS certificates are sent directly to the Applicant. Click here for the DBS’s guidance on positions eligible for DBS checks.

Enhanced Criminality checks (through DBS)

Enhanced Criminality checks apply to roles involving a much greater degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults (compared to the Standard Criminality check) especially where an employee would supervise, train, take care of, or be solely in charge of children or vulnerable adults. For example medical professionals, teachers, and personal carers. Enhanced Criminality checks can also include an extra level of checks on the ISA Barred Lists. These lists contain the same information as the former POCA and POVA lists – one list contains all those who are barred from working with children and the other all those barred from working with vulnerable adults.

Note: Individuals and the self-employed cannot apply for a check directly to the DBS.  DBS certificates are sent directly to the Applicant. Click here for the DBS’s guidance on positions eligible for DBS checks.

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